Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wow! 2 weeks!

I never imagined that with my 3rd baby I would be overdue by 2 weeks. I knew the 3rd baby was always the question mark as far as how long birth would last, but I never thought that it would be late. But, here I am, 2 weeks overdue.

It's been interesting to watch how the people around me respond. Most are shocked. Some anxious. Others worried. Some perplexed why I would even allow myself to get to this point. But most incredibly supportive and excited to see when this little man will arrive.

I know not allowing a medicinal intervention is not popular. I'm no stranger to that, I am choosing a home birth. But I know that my baby is doing well. He has a great heartbeat, I have energy and show no signs of stress or anything going awry. When I feel worried or overwhelmed I call my midwife and talk through those issues with her. THAT is why I chose a home birth. I have an incredible relationship with the woman who is going to help me bring this child into the world. I trust her implicitly with my life and know that she would never, ever take a risk that would endanger me or my baby. And as I have said many times, I trust the Lord and His timing and I know that he is in control of my life and this birth. I rest safely in that.

So I have waited. Tomorrow we will do some homeopathic tricks to get this baby to move. I'm hoping that all will work and I will get to meet this tiny baby tomorrow. I'll let you know!


amanda said...

just logged on to check in on you friend...so happy to hear that we might be meeting mr. sam tomorrow!

thinking of you..

Jodi said...

Good gravy! My internet was down for 24 hours and I thought for sure you must be having your baby right when I'd miss the labor announcement. If you could ask Baby to arrive before Friday that would really be ideal for ME, so I can meet him before we leave for a week.

I'm so glad your midwife is so awesome and you have such an ideal situation right now in spite of being two weeks overdue. You're awesome!

P.S. I have a very sneaking suspicion that tonight is the night.

Allikaye's Mama said...

How cool you are so peaceful!! I will keep checking to see if precious boy is here!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying the delivery will go safely. I'm so thankful that I have a good realtionship with my Dr. and will also be able to call him at any time if I start to worry. It's also nice that he is a Christian. Praying that God's timing is perfect and little Sam will enter this world soon and show us his personality!
Hugs, Betty

LDraper said...

Praying for you this morning... can't wait to hear the news!